Welcome to HealthWise, a space devoted to all things health and wellness!

Here you’ll find information about our free education classes and workshops, upcoming events, and MMC news and information designed to help you lead a healthier life. We’ll introduce you to some of the staff you might interact with and what you can expect if you are ever a patient and share experiences other patients have had here at MMC.

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Compassionate HEARTS Support Group for Perinatal, Infant & Child Loss

715-685-5335. Offering monthly meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at MMC from 6 – 7 PM to provide coordinated and comprehensive support to families who experience loss.

Tyler Wickman Joins MMC Board of Directors

Memorial Medical Center (MMC) is pleased to welcome Tyler Wickman to its Board of Directors. Wickman is currently a partner at Dallenbach, Anich and Wickman S.C. in Ashland, Wisconsin. Practice areas include criminal law, civil litigation,… Read More ⇒

Q & A with Brittny Erickson, BSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, Journey Through Parenthood Coordinator, Family Birthplace

What does the Journey Through Parenthood Coordinator do? I have the privilege of introducing expectant mothers to the Family Birthplace of MMC! As the Journey Through Parenthood coordinator, I help expectant moms become more comfortable with… Read More ⇒

Q & A with Elizabeth M. Homan, MD, MPH, Child Psychiatrist, Memorial Medical Center Behavioral Health Services

What does a child psychiatrist do? In medicine, physicians who study mental health are psychiatrists. In our training, we attend four years of medical school and then three years for general psychiatry training. To specialize in… Read More ⇒

Richard Setzke Joins MMC Board of Directors

Memorial Medical Center (MMC) is pleased to welcome Rich Setzke, CPA to its board of directors. Setzke is currently a partner at Maitland, Singler and Van Vlack in Ashland, Wisconsin where he provides accounting and professional… Read More ⇒

Orthopedic Services of MMC to Offer Robot-Assisted Total and Partial Knee Replacement

Orthopedic Services of Memorial Medical Center (MMC) in Ashland will now be offering total and partial knee surgery utilizing robotic-assisted technology. The hospital recently purchased a NAVIO™ Surgical System for the new orthopedic surgeons who will… Read More ⇒

BHS of MMC to Offer Child Psychiatry Services

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Elizabeth M. Homan, MD, MPH will be offering child and adolescent psychiatry services via telehealth at Memorial Medical Center (MMC) in Ashland. Child Psychiatry has been identified as a major need in… Read More ⇒

Back to School Coping Strategies

We all know that summers here in the Northwoods don’t last nearly as long as they should. With the thoughts of back to school looming, many children and parents face anxieties related to going back to… Read More ⇒

MMC Expands Women’s Health Services in Ashland

Memorial Medical Center (MMC) is expanding women’s health services in northwest Wisconsin. Gynecology and Obstetric Specialty Services of MMC is now open, providing women of all reproductive ages access to new women’s health services. Leading the… Read More ⇒

Q&A with Enrique Africano, MD, FACOG, FRANZCOG, FPMRS

What does an OB-GYN do? An Obstetrician-Gynecologist is a physician who specializes in the care of normal and complicated pregnancy and delivery as well as the treatment of disorders of the female reproductive tract. How does… Read More ⇒